Young People’s Mental Health Poetry Film Aik Saath – Together As One & Resource Productions for Frimley CCG

Young People’s Mental Health Poetry Film Aik Saath – Together As One & Resource Productions for Frimley CCG

Resource Productions are inviting Berkshire-based Artists and Filmmakers, to pitch to work with the ‘Time to Talk’ poetry competition winner, to shoot and edit a film based on the winning poem.

 

NHS Frimley CCG are working with local charity Aik Saath – Together as One and social enterprise Resource Productions CIC, who founded Youth Engagement Slough to increase parental awareness of and access to existing mental health support by;

 

  • Encouraging children and young people to express their feelings through poetry.
  • Running a digital poetry competition ‘Poem to a Parent’ to raise awareness.
  • Selecting one poem to turn into a film.
  • Using the film to run a digital campaign to raise mental health awareness amongst parents.

 

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the poetry competition is Upton Court Grammar student Abirami Sritharan with her fabulous poem ‘It’s all just a façade’. Take a look at her poem, alongside lots of mental health resources at: https://yesslough.org.uk/mental-health-and-wellbeing/

 

The winner Abirami Sritharan said: “I want to advocate the importance of mental health, especially as a student who is wishing to go into Medicine, so that others know that they have people to talk to!”

 

Dominique Unsworth, Slough-based Producer commented: ““It’s a beautiful poem about mental health and how parents, carers and their children should be open with one another. Now we’re looking for a creative filmmaker to bring Abirami’s words to life!”

 

So if you’re interested in making the final film, take a look at the full poem and how to pitch at:

https://yesslough.org.uk/film-brief/

Mentoring as well as production, creative and technical support and a fee of £2000 is on offer, and the pitches will be judged by the poet and a panel of Young Health Champions.

           

PHOTOS

 1: Abirami Sritharan,17 year old author of the winning poem.

 

 

 

 

QUOTES

Dominique Unsworth, Founder of Resource Productions comments:

Congratulations to Abirami for winning the poem to a parent contest. “It’s all just a façade” is a beautiful poem about mental health and how parents, carers and their children should be open with one another”

 

Abirami Sritharan, author of the winning poems comments:

“I have always loved talking to people and being sociable has been a great skill as it has allowed several people to come and open up to me about their Mental Health. I’ve surrounded myself with amazing people and I wish to advocate the importance of mental health for others, especially as a student who is wishing to go into the Medicine field, so that they know that they also have people to talk to!”

 

Kandasamy Sritharan, Father of Abirami comments:

“Abirami has always been a consistently hard-working child and she continues to remain determined and will continue to flourish.”

 

PRESS CONTACTS

Paul James Resource productions

Tel: 01753 553 374 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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